Earthdance is an artist-run workshop, residency, and retreat center located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts.  We provide a dynamic mix of dance, somatic, and interdisciplinary arts training, with a focus on sustainable living, social justice, and community.  Earthdance has been spearheading innovative arts programming and maintaining a beautiful facility for rental groups in the Pioneer Valley for three decades.

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Support our continued momentum toward an even stronger future. Your gift supports up-to-code facilities, better staff wages, the launch of the Earthdance Institute, local & regional creative partnerships, and strong community connections. Help us raise $62,000 by December 31st! Donate Today >>

Registration is open!

An open and fluid jam for people coming from all movement levels and backgrounds. Come enjoy Evening Jamming open to the community starting at 8pm a community potluck Thanksgiving Day! Learn More & Register >>

Registration is open for Winter 2019–20!

Performances by Creators-in-Residence, Gratitude & Winter Jams, Authentic Movement & Action Theater, Freeing the Resonant Voice, E|MERGE... This Winter, deepen into new layers of creative practice and embodied ways of being. See our Winter 2019–20 Programs >>

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Upcoming Workshops & Trainings

January 17, 2020 - 5:00pm to January 20, 2020 - 3:00pm
Authentic Movement and Action Theater invite movement as sensate experience. The body creates a doorway to feeling, expanded perception, play, and awareness. We witness/express the phenomenon of mercurial energetic currents from an embodied humanity, getting closer to wonder, compassion, and...
February 14, 2020 - 5:00pm to February 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
The voice is an instrument that radiates from the soul, resonates in the body, and is pure breath and touch. Harnessing the energy of the voice is a strength that is felt deep within ourselves and heard loudly outside of ourselves. Resonance is the act of reciprocating sound and creating vibration...
February 14, 2020 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
You're invited to a February 14th Earthdance Evening for the Senses, featuring a special Ambrosial Dinner to awaken the senses with something salty, something sweet, something sour, something spicy; followed by an immersive Voice Bath led by Odeya Nini, to find...

Upcoming Contact Improvisation Jams

November 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us to learn some basic Contact Improvisation vocabulary. We will explore sharing weight, listening to touch, and finding the small dance inside you. This is a learning lab for those new to contact, arriving from other dance forms, or seeking to revisit fundamental concepts of Contact Improv....
November 28, 2019 - 5:30pm to December 1, 2019 - 3:00pm
The Gratitude Jam & Workshop Celebration is an annual weekend gathering at Earthdance for sharing CI dances, harvest food, and the Earthdance land. We gather in the spirit of generosity and thanks to remember all who came before us and all who may come after.
December 15, 2019 -
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Experience music & movement unfolding together in improvisation. Each month a new musician fills the space as we dance in playful exploration. All dance levels & styles are welcome. $15–$20 (no one turned away for lack of funds) Read: Earthdance's Pledge to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion...